Top prep golfers on their game at state

  • Article by: BRIAN STENSAAS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 12, 2013 - 12:32 AM

The final group did not disappoint, led by Wayzata’s Sarah Burnham and Shakopee’s Alex Schimid.

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Sarah Burnham of Wayzata shot a 2-under 71 to share the Class 3A lead with Shakopee’s Alex Schmid on Tuesday.

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It’s Edina in the team lead after Day 1 of the girls’ Class 3A golf tournament at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids. But Tuesday’s largest gallery followed the day’s final group of individual qualifiers to tee off on the East Course.

That foursome included two-time defending big school champion Celia Kuenster of Cretin-Derham Hall and defending women’s state amateur champion Sarah Burnham of Wayzata.

Joined by Shakopee’s Alex Schmid and Chanhassen’s Brenna Lervick, the group did not disappoint the onlookers.

The biggest hiccup was a 33-minute weather delay for a passing storm around 6 p.m.

“Nobody was shooting a million out there; pretty much fairways and greens,” Kuenster said. “Real consistent golf. It’s nice to see [competitors] making putts because you know they’re out there.”

Burnham and Schmid shot matching 2-under-par 71s to lead the individual tournament by a stroke over Kuenster. Lervick finished with a 74 and sits in a tie for sixth.

Players in the group described an intense round of golf after they had signed their scorecards.

“It makes me pay more attention to my shots,” Schmid said. “We were all kind of even, and that made it a lot of fun.”

All also felt they left shots out on the course.

Kuenster’s only bogey came on the 18th hole and Schmid’s birdie putt lipped out at the last after knocking a 9-iron to about 4 feet.

Burnham said she didn’t feel comfortable until the turn, and then went on to make four birdies on the back nine.

“I thought the [scores] would be lower,” Kuenster said. “There’s a lot of opportunities if you keep it in the fairway.”

The excitement will continue. The foursome is paired together again for the final round beginning at 12:36 p.m.

Leaf leads boys’ 3A

William Leaf sent out a confident tweet around midday Monday expressing his “good vibes” about returning to Bunker Hills.

Though he’s played there in the Class 3A boys’ golf tournament twice prior to Tuesday, he really shined last summer with a 4-under-par 68 in the second round of the Minnesota State Open.

“I think of this as a ball-strikers course,” Leaf said. “And I love to hit the ball, especially my irons.”

On Tuesday Leaf was particularly fond of his short irons.

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